I work with individuals, couples and groups for the rapid and complete cessation of Tobacco, Nicotine and/or Cannabis. The process is also suited to clients wishing to stop Vaping or using Nicotine Gum, Patches or Lozenges.
My approach is designed to work best for clients wishing to stop nicotine completely, without medications or replacements. I am qualified and certified to provide clinical advice regarding varenicline (Chantix), bupriopion (Zyban, Wellbutrin) and/or NRT methods, but I generally refer clients who wish to take that approach to the free counseling services provided by the Colorado Quitline (1-800-QUIT-NOW).
I have over 15 years and 20,000 clinical hours experience as a Tobacco Treatment Provider, Health and Wellness Coach, NLP Master Trainer and NGH Certified Hypnotherapist, prior to that I was a heavy smoker myself for 30 years. I have a degree in Psychology and pursue advanced studies in Behavioral Neuroscience through the University of Colorado at Denver.
In my practice I employ Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Subliminal/Covert Hypnotic Techniques, and Interactive Neurolinguistics in a collaborative and "conscious-mindful" approach. I guide and enable my clients in the use of verbal and cognitive techniques to reframe perceptions and promote attitude / behavior change.
I don't use any kind of pre-scripted, "cookie-cutter" protocol. With over 4000 private clients, no two sessions have ever been identical. My goal is to work with your unique personal history, perceptions, behaviors and concerns to develop custom techniques that engage your unique character strengths and practical skills.
Key goals of my client interactions include:
Success Rates, Guarantees & Follow-up Support The therapeutic coaching relationship is a two-person collaboration that will naturally vary case by case. It would be impossible for any therapist to enforce learning or behavior change for any specific client, no legitimate therapist would claim personal "success rates" or offer guarantees. The HypNoSmoke process is designed to guide clients through a phased-change experience in which the client must be willing to participate and apply the learned techniques. I provide direct support for private clients through all stages of the process including maintenance follow-up coaching, and a lifetime free pass to any future public events for ongoing support and reinforcement.
Deep-Relaxation Techniques can sometimes serve as a helpful reinforcement of a well-made decision. Most clients initially expect that there will be some type of formal hypnosis experience -- what most Hypnotherapists would refer to as "the Trance." This is certainly the most famous hypnotherapy technique (often the only technique offered by most hypnotists) but it should never be relied on exclusively as a stand-alone "cure" for anything. I often work successfully with clients who want to take full advantage of conscious / mindful techniques but are not interested in "getting hypnotized" at all.
By the time we come to a point in the process where formal hypnotic technique might be appropriate, most clients realize that it will not be necessary. Some clients do wish to have a guided relaxation as a final reinforcement to conclusion to their process, and this is always available to every client at no additional cost.
If you'd like to know more about the way I explain the use of different psychological and hypnotic techniques in my process, feel free to call me directly and I'll be happy to discuss. (303) 246-0354.
I see clients by appointment only, you can book a free consultation via the link below. Or if you'd prefer to call and discuss an appointment or learn more about my process, please contact me directly at the number below. I look forward to speaking with you!